I think we sometimes underestimate the incredible power of our minds and indeed the power of either negative or positive thinking and mindsets.
What if we were to change the inner script? What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing. In fact, did you know that by creating and practicing positive statements about ourselves, we CAN actually become more proactive, productive and happier and this can even impact the physical self, deepen sleep, improve digestion and so much more.
We are not separate from our thought processes, our physical bodies are intrinsically linked with our minds and with some subtle yet consistent habit changes we can positively impact our health in every way. How powerful would this be for children too, they've been through so much in the last 2 years and teaching them some wonderful positive affirmations would be an incredible gift.
Positive affirmations do not need to be complicated or long winded to be effective, my advise is to keep it simple because the mind likes uncomplicated, well, most minds anyway 🙂 There are countless examples online (Please note that if you choose a sleep meditation that I'd advise listening to it while awake first to ensure that it really is suitable for your needs) or you can create your own too depending on your requirements. Here are a few examples:
I am calm, relaxed and in control.
I am very capable in my life.
I am loved by my family and friends.
I love my body and I'm grateful every day for the amazing things it does for me.
I approach every task with enthusiasm and I ask for help when I need it.
One of the most powerful brain training exercises is to record affirmations and listen daily, your own voice is the one YOU best respond to, it empowers you. I wish you the very best.
If you're up for some related and definitely not light reading I'd recommend The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk.